March 06, 2021

2021 beekeeping classes go virtual

The Southern Iowa Hive Handlers are hosting virtual beekeeping classes via Zoom this winter.

“There isn’t space to host in person classes,” said Clarke County Conservation Director Scott Kent. “We would have to go to another location and places just aren’t wanting to host groups right now.”

The virtual classes begin 7 p.m. January 28 and are every Thursday through March 4. Each class will last approximately two hours. The classes are for beginning and aspiring beekeepers to learn basic information.

Topics include:

• The place of Honey Bees in the world

• The Honey Bee’s world

• The beehive and its accessories and other tools used for beekeeping

• Getting started in keeping honeybees

• Management for honey production and pollination

• Products of the bee hive

• Off season management

• Honeybee disorders, parasites and nest invaders

The Zoom link can hold 100 participants. Zoom login is 6:45-7 p.m.

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to a calendar system.


Join Zoom Meeting

• Meeting ID: 821 0880 7779

• Passcode: 921642

The event is sponsored by Clarke County Conservation. Contact Kent at 641-342-3960 with questions. To interact with fellow beekeepers outside of class times join the Southern Iowa Hive Handlers Facebook group.

Tyra Audlehelm

I grew up in Osceola and live here still with my husband and son. I graduated with my Bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2017. I have work at the OST since January of 2018.